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Small business confidence dips ahead of new customs controls coming into force

Four in 10 exporters have reported a fall in international sales since the end of the Brexit transition period, a major study has revealed. According to the tracker, four in 10 – around 41 per cent of traders – have reported a “drop off” in international sales in the three months to September 2021.

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Large number of businesses looking to recruit more staff

It is perhaps a sign of confidence returning to the UK economy that a significant number of British businesses believe they will be recruiting staff over the coming year.

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Spring Statement 2022 summary

Mr Sunak found himself addressing MPs against a background of crisis, with the residual impact of COVID, the invasion of Ukraine and the cost-of-living crisis all affecting the economy in different ways.

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Bank campaign launched as businesses baffled by carbon jargon

The British Business Bank has launched a campaign to alert and encourage SMEs to make the most of the commercial benefits of investing in decarbonisation.

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Hundreds of thousands of jobs saved by loans says report

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Commercial property values affected by poor ESG performance

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Be prepared if you decide to adopt a working from home policy

So, it seems sensible that both employers and members of staff take full advantage of any tax breaks or allowances available for those not in the office.

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Tax Planning

Be aware of your obligations when using subcontractors

They carry out work that the contractor can't perform, but remains responsible for, while the subcontractor provides his or her services under a contract for service.

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The benefits of taking on an apprentice

With the current labour shortage affecting pretty much all areas of the economy, taking on an apprentice could reap rewards for many businesses.

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Neglected commercial properties could be transformed by new initiative

Hundreds of neglected commercial properties could be transformed by a coalition of landlords and retailers with Government support.

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How can tourism businesses achieve Net Zero?

Whilst the Government has outlined its plan to be Net Zero by 2050, your business should have a plan in place to lower its carbon footprint.

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Economy

Extended Enterprise Management Incentive valuation period to be wound down

Businesses have been reminded of a change in a share option scheme that enables companies to attract and keep key staff by rewarding them with a share of the business.

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Taxman reminds couples to take advantage of Marriage Allowance

Marriage Allowance allows married couples or people in civil partnerships to share their personal tax allowances if one partner earns below the Personal Allowance threshold of £12,570, and the other is a basic rate taxpayer

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Savers facing being taxed on interest for the first time

Rising interest rates are a worry for those with a mortgage or loan, but for savers, it means an increase in their investment as savings rates rise.

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Tax year basis reform: Should I change my year-end?

In the first blog of this series on tax year basis reforms, we will be discussing the new rules that will affect how unincorporated businesses are taxed from 2023/24.

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Tax Planning

Tax year basis reform: How does this change affect me?

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First lenders announced for new Recovery Loan Scheme

The first batch of lenders accredited to take part in the latest version of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) has been announced.

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Interest rate hike puts pressure on taxpayers behind on payments

In light of the recent increase in the Bank of England’s base rate, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a rise in interest on both late paid tax and repayments of tax.

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More than 90 businesses created every hour

A new survey has revealed that 93 new businesses were created every hour across the UK in the first half of 2022.

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SMEs struggle as number of late payments increase

Small businesses are still struggling from the scourge of late payments, with a new survey showing a six per cent increase in the amount owed over a year ago

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The recipe to business success and how to deal with it

Success comes with its own unique challenges and we have several tips for you to manage growth and success in the best way possible.

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Struggling with your cashflow? Here are our top tips

Maintaining a healthy cashflow sometimes feels like a big headache, especially with the ongoing cost of living crisis hiking your costs.

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Firms involved in four-day week pilot satisfied with progress

Firms that signed up to take part in a four-day working week trial have reported the scheme is going well at the halfway point.

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Fiscal Statement

With a new King at the Palace and a new Prime Minister at Number 10, it was no surprise that the new Chancellor at Number 11 used his first statement to the House of Commons to signal a “new era” for fiscal policy.

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Why management accounts are vitally important for businesses

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